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No. 3, 2011


Bloss E, Holtz TH, Jereb J, Redd JT, Podewils LJ, Cheek JE, McCray E. Tuberculosis in indigenous peoples. Public Hlth Reports 2011 Sept-Oct; 126: 677-689.

Falzon D, Jaramillo E, Schünemann HJ, et al. WHO guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis: 2011 update. Eur Respir J 2011; 38:516-528.

Guh A, Sosa L, Hadler JL, Lobato MN. Missed opportunities to prevent tuberculosis in foreign-born persons, Connecticut, 2005-2008. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2011 Aug; 15(8): 1044-9.

Kurbatova EV, Gammino VM, Bayona J, Becerra M, Danilovitz M, Falzon D, Gelmanova I, Keshavjee S, Leimane V, Mitnick CD, Quelapio MID, Riekstina V, Taylor A, Viiklepp P, Zignol M, Cegielski JP. Frequency and type of microbiological monitoring of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment. [Short communication.] Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2011; 15(11):1553–1555.

Livingston KA, Lobato MN, Sosa LE, Budnick GE, Bernardo L, and the New England Laboratory Study Group. Mycobacterium tuberculosis testing practices in hospital, commercial and state laboratories in the New England states. IJTLD 2011; 15(9): 1218-1222.

Magee E, Tryon C, Forbes A, Heath B, Manangan L. The national tuberculosis surveillance system training program to ensure accuracy of tuberculosis data. J Public Health Manag Pract 2011 Sep-Oct; 17(5): 427-30.

Mancuso JD, Tribble D, Mazurek GH, Li Y, Olsen C, Aronson NE, Geiter L, Goodwin D, Keep LW. Impact of targeted testing for latent tuberculosis infection using commercially available diagnostics. Clin Infect Dis 2011 Aug; 53(3): 234-44.

Nahid P, Saukkonen J, Mac Kenzie W, Johnson JL, Phillips PJ, Andersen J, Bliven E, Belisle J, Boom H, Luetkemeyer A, Campbell T, Eisenach K, Hafner R, Lennox J, Makhene M, Swindells S, Villarino E, Weiner M, Benson C, Burman W. Tuberculosis biomarker and surrogate endpoint research roadmap. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Oren E, Winston CA, Pratt R, Robison VA, and Narita M. Epidemiology of urban tuberculosis in the United States, 2000–2007. AJPH 2011 July; 101(7): 1256-1263.

Schwartzman K, Cain KP. Caveat emptor? Control of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States. [Editorial.] Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011 Sep 1; 184(5): 501-2.

Skenders G, Holtz TH, Riekstina V, Leimane V. Implementation of the INNO-LiPA Rif.TB® line-probe assay in rapid detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Latvia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2011; 15(11):1546–1552.

Vinnard C, Winston CA, Wileyto EP, MacGregor RR, Bisson GP. Multidrug resistant tuberculous meningitis in the United States, 1993-2005. J Infect 2011; published online August 2011; doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2011.07.005.

Weinfurter P, Blumberg HM, Goldbaum G, Royce R, Pang J, Tapia J, Bethel J, Mazurek GH, Toney S, Albalak R. Predictors of discordant tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube results in various high-risk groups. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2011 Aug; 15(8): 1056-61.

Williams MM, Chen TH, Keane T, Toney N, Toney S, Armbruster CR, Butler WR, Arduino MJ. Point-of-use membrane filtration and hyperchlorination to prevent patient exposure to rapidly growing mycobacteria in the potable water supply of a skilled nursing facility. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Sep; 32(9): 837-44.

Winston CA, Navin TR, Becerra JE, LoBue PA. No rebound in tuberculosis in the United States in 2010. [Letter to the editor.] IJTLD 2011; available online at

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